Featured Blog Posts – March 2009 Archive (10)

Hmmmmmm..... New at this

These are my chooks - Betty, Wilma, Georgie and Izzy. They should lay soon ... Next week ???

The slightly 'overgrown' patch ... bit of work needed

A lone strawberry flower

Our telegraph cucumbers - they are fantastic

Our stupid rabbits - soft and cuddly… Continue

Added by Lee Maisey on March 31, 2009 at 9:24am — No Comments

Maria Shriver announces plan for garden

Just days after Michelle Obama broke ground for a vegetable garden on the White House lawn, California’s first lady announced that Sacramento is getting a public edible garden too.

Maria Shriver announced Monday that a garden will be planted in May in a flower bed on the east end of Capitol Park in Sacramento.

“This new garden will bring awareness to children, students and visitors about the important role of food, where it… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on March 26, 2009 at 6:05pm — No Comments

No-till gardening feeds the soil

By Dean Fosdick | For The Associated Press/ March 17, 2009 edition.

In no-till plots, the soil is not plowed, which reduces water runoff and evaporation losses.

At bottom, gardening is all about dirt — its care and feeding, its microbes and fungi, bacteria and earthworms.

Science has gradually recognized that the… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on March 19, 2009 at 10:33am — No Comments

Brazilian City Makes Food A Basic Right And Ends Hunger

by Jeff Nield, Vancouver, British Columbia on 03.14.09

Belo Horizonte People's Restaurant Photo

Restaurant Popular (People's Restaurant) by Bruno Spada/MDS

Back in 1993, the newly elected city government of Belo Horizonte, Brazil declared that food was a right of citizenship. At that time, the city of 2.5 million had 275,000 people living in absolute poverty, and close to 20 percent of its children were going hungry. Since the… Continue

Added by James Samuel on March 17, 2009 at 5:27pm — 1 Comment

how it's all going...

Just a quick update about how it's all going in my garden.

The garden I constructed with my sister is kicking along nicely. I've harvested a LOT of basil continuously over the past week or so. It just keeps growing. I have about six really big plants of it out there. The leaves are enormous and tasty. I'm so pleased with how that basil is going.

I am a bit unconvinced on the broccoli. It's such a slow growing plant it seems. I don't think my soil was deep enough in my… Continue

Added by living_creature on March 15, 2009 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Green Thumb: More families are growing their own to have tastier and safer edibles

By Christine Arpe Gang , Memphis Commercial Appeal

If there is a gardening trend this year, it would have to be edibles.

Racks are filled with vegetable seed packets, and retailers are gearing up for the onslaught by ordering more vegetable and herb plants, as well as fruit trees and vines.

Linda Wiggen Kraft likes mixing edibles… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on March 14, 2009 at 6:28pm — No Comments

Blame it on the recession - Seedy Saturday

Seedy Saturday, a Seedling's Eye View

Blame it on the recession, eco-consciousness or just impatience for spring’s arrival, something has got people thinking about growing their own food. The crowd at Seedy Saturday 2009 was as invasive and warm as a field of dandelions on that frigid February day. They came to learn about gardening, stock up on seeds and other products, and support causes aimed at saving the bees, the seeds, the chickens, and ultimately the planet.…


Added by James Samuel on March 12, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

The Hazards of Raised Bed Gardening

Added by Mark Fowler on March 9, 2009 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

New Sharing Groups Agreement

Sharing groups are for posting your wants and offers for others in your area to be aware of.

By joining a sharing group please agree to follow the listing protocol below.

For offers:

Offered: Description of what you are offering.

Location: Suburb, Post code.

For wanted:

Wanted: Description of what you are wanting.

Location: Suburb, Post code.

Please… Continue

Added by Pete Russell on March 1, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

New chat feature on the site

You may have spotted the new icons on the bottom of the page...

The one on the left with a diagonal arrow, will pop up a new window and show a list of who is currently online. You can type directly into the box at the bottom of this window and hit Enter to insert your chat text for others online to view. You can set the volume on or off, if you want a sound alert when someone replies. And you can click on the name of anyone in the… Continue

Added by James Samuel on March 1, 2009 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments


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